So, you've recorded and arranged your Hip Hop track. Now it's time to mix and master it. Here's Hollin Jones with 7 tips to help make your track stand out from the crowd.
Ever wonder how to (literally) turn a gun into a musical instrument? The "Disarm" project by Pedro Reyes does that and more using Ableton Live. Watch the excellent video by Creators Project below.
Rich Tozzoli returns with some practical tips on recording electric guitars using a room mic. Applying the principles behind these tips will help you capture the guitar sound you're looking for.
You may think of Livid's BASE as primarily an Ableton Live 9 controller/instrument. However, Reason, Bitwig, FL Studio, Traktor, Logic and VDMX are just some of the supported platforms.
If you're starting out writing songs or writing your own tracks it's a great idea to become familiar with chord structures. Sara Simms is here to help in this easy to understand primer.
Are doing your own critical mixing and mastering, or preparing your music for release? Looking for an exceptional analog EQ unit? Elysia's XFilter rack could be just what you're looking for.
Quantizing MIDI doesn't need to make for a rigid, lifeless performance. Using the advanced MIDI tools in Cubase you can improve the timing and keep the groove swinging. Matt Loel T Hepworth shows how.
Who'd have imagines the Steam store as the place to buy your next DAW? Cakewalk, that's who! SONAR X3 has become the first major professional digital audio workstation to arrive on Steam.
We could simply tell you Arturia's MicroBrute is a monophonic hardware synth with analog audio signal path, CV In/Out & impressive sonic ability. But that doesn't come close to describing its beauty.
If you're fortunate to have yourself a gorgeous UAD Apollo all-in-one recording audio interface (or are thinking/dreaming of one) this article is for you!
We've barely had time for the haze of New Year to pass and WaveDNA have released version 1.3 of their beat/rhythmic generation software, Liquid Rhythm. Check out the new features below.
Raise your hand if you've ever wanted to customize Logic Pro's click track/metronome behavior? Yes, sometimes you need it to play on certain divisions. And right on time with a solution is Jay Asher.
With 2014 almost upon us, Hollin Jones looks ahead into the mists of time to see what may be lurking there for musicians and producers.
Don't be stuck in your studio. There's a world of inspiration beyond your four walls. Now that laptops, iPads & controllers can fit in your backpack it's easier than ever to explore & create anywhere.
In our final roundup of the best music tech gear from 2013, we focus on the world of DJing. Specifically, on our top 10 fave DJ hardware gear that we reviewed.